Barbara Laffan's Profile
Welcome to Barbara Laffan Designs!
I've created art all my life: paintings and intaglio prints, mostly. One day I went into an intriguing bead store near my house, Ritual Adornments (now in Portland, OR). I decided I had to try to make some jewelry using their distinctive beads! I didn't know anything about making jewelry, used sewing thread for my necklace, and tied a discreet knot at the end of my clasp-less creation! I kept making pieces and took lessons, becoming more and more immersed in my design work. It is so rewarding to finish a piece and realize that it's really beautiful, and that someone will love wearing it.
My shop features jewelry for real people with busy lives: affordable, wearable, sturdy, yet fashionable and beautiful. Wearing things that we love makes us feel good and confident.
I've gone to department stores or boutiques and have seen some outrageous things: $75…
- Born on December 3
- Joined November 18, 2010